February 05, 2021
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
February 05, 2021
- 11:00 AM (live streamed on the funeral home website)
Ardelle (Ask) Rosendahl, 98, Eventide Sr. Living, Fargo, passed away Sunday, January 31, 2021. Ardelle was born on December 7, 1922 to Benjamin and Marion Ask in Finley, North Dakota. She graduated from Finley High School and on April 4, 1944 married Alfred Rosendahl. They lived and raised their family in Finley, ND. Ardelle worked first at the Finley Public School as an office secretary. She later worked for the Selective Service Administration for Steele County. After Alfred passed away in 1973, she went to work as a secretary to the base commander at the Finley Air Force Base. Around 1984, Ardelle moved to Fargo to be closer to her family. She worked a few more years in Fargo at the Military Entrance Processing Center. Upon retirement, she enjoyed working part time with the Fargo Park District at the various public golf courses.
Faith, family and baking were a few things that were important to Ardelle. In Finley, she was known for the many Norwegian Christmas cookies and pastries that she shared every holiday. She was able to pass on her lefse skills to one of her granddaughters and great-granddaughters. Ardelle loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. There were many family and friends who knew her as “grandma Ardelle”. Ardelle was a member first of Finley Lutheran Church and then of Peace Lutheran Church in Fargo.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred, her parents, her son Bradley Rosendahl, brothers Kenneth Ask and Benjamin Ask Jr., and sister Doris Cornforth.
Ardelle is survived by her children Gary (Jeanne) Rosendahl and Arlene (Mark) Francis, her sister Bernice Peck, her grandchildren Christopher (Farrah) Rosendahl, Stephanie (Jeremy) Duensing, Angela Rosendahl, and Brenda Francis. She was also blessed with four great-grandchildren.
Interment will be held at the Finley Cemetery.
Ardelle’s Video Tribute can be viewed below: